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Loukas Founten  April 22, 2018 12:17 PM

ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 21: Ollie Wines of the Power flies over Joel Selwood of the Cats during the 2018 AFL round five match between the Port Adelaide Power and the Geelong Cats at Adelaide Oval on April 21, 2018 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by James Elsby/AFL Media)

ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 21: Ollie Wines of the Power flies over Joel Selwood of the Cats during the 2018 AFL round five match between the Port Adelaide Power and the Geelong Cats at Adelaide Oval on April 21, 2018 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by James Elsby/AFL Media)

PORT ADELAIDE vice-captain Ollie Wines says basic skill errors cost his side in its disappointing loss to Geelong on Saturday night.

The Power conceded six of the last seven goals at Adelaide Oval to see a two-point lead in the third quarter become a 34-point loss.

The home side managed just four marks inside 50 despite having 52 forward entries and Wines said much of that was due to poor skills and slow ball movement.

“I think we had plenty of opportunities throughout the game to kick a winning score, we had plenty of inside 50s but crucial skill errors, which were basic at times, really cost us and we weren’t able to put it on the scoreboard,” he said.

“We were a little bit stationary and moving the ball a bit slow.

“We try pride ourselves on being a fast-running, forward handballing team and we didn’t see that tonight so we’ve got to address that and get back to playing our footy.”

On the plus side, Wines said his side had a better opening to the clash after slow starts against Sydney, Brisbane and Essendon in recent weeks.

“I don’t think our start was as slow as previous weeks,” he said.

“They probably had a fair few opportunities to kick a few goals and we were able to hold them up so that probably wasn’t the issue tonight.

“Obviously it would be nice to be leading at quarter time and hopefully we can do that next week but that’s probably not what cost us.

Wines rolled his ankle early in the final quarter but was able to return to the field to be among the Power’s best, finishing with 29 possessions, six clearances and five tackles.

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